Top 10 Richest Koreans by Net Worth
Note: The recent stock market volatility has stripped some of the riches of these top10:
At top, the “South Korean business magnate and the chairman of Samsung Group” Lee, Kun-hee is still #1. In Korean, his name is spelled “이건희” and in “Hanja,” he’s 李健熙.
He’s worth a cool $15.4 billion dollars (as of 3/26/20)
#2 Seo Jung-jin – $6.9 billion
Not to get confused with, this tycoon is CEO of Celltrion, a biopharmaceutical company which develops drugs to treat cancer, influenza and rheumatoid arthritis, among others. Probably a good time to be in his industry, eh?
#3 is Kim Jung-ju, founder of South Korean online-gaming company Nexon; he is chairman of its holding company NXC. His current net worth is $6.5 bill.